Man claims he saw Mary Boyle being driven away on the day she disappeared


The fisherman who alerted gardai to the disappearance of Mary Boyle in March 1977 has told the irish Daily Star he saw the six year old being driven away in a red Volkswagen Beetle, just minutes before her mother and uncle came looking for her.

PJ Coughlan, who is now 73, told gardai about the car, but it wasn't included in his statement. He told the paper he believes a garda ignored what he said about the car, because gardai already had a suspect.

Mr Coughlan says he will fully cooperate with the new garda Cold Case probe into Mary's disappearance close to her grandparents' home at Cashelard, Ballyshannon.